Manchester United smashed Granada in Europa League quarter-final return and reached semi-finals. Goals from Edison Cavani and Jesus Vallejo pushed United to the last four where the team will face Roma. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shared his thoughts after the match with Granada summarizing the results of the return leg. Granada suffered two goals defeat as the hosts scored 2-0.
“Granada are a real pain in the ass. We have a lot of one-on-one battles against them, they send a lot of players to attack. You have to defend well,” Solskjaer told BT Sport after the match with Granada as per BBC.
“2-0, no conceded goals, some good individual performances – we are confident before Sunday’s match [with Burnley].”
“I have not seen too many Roma games. I know it played two good matches against Ajax, can defend well, as Italian teams do. And we all know Edin Dzeko – any cross into the box is dangerous when he’s there.”
“We’re looking forward to the matches. We are in the semifinals. There is a real European battle ahead because Roma are a team with a rich history. We have played well against Italian clubs in the past,” the coach said.
“We hope to reach the final. It would be great to win the trophy at the end of this season.”
“You know, when you get to a semi, that’s the nature of the game.” “You are playing against good teams. We’ve played against good teams but we relish the chance again to go to a final,” Solskjaer commented.
“I’ve seen the determination, the attitude in every player that we want to go one further because the disappointment of the defeats that we’ve had, they give us the motivation to go one step further and hopefully end the season on a high.”
“This season has been difficult with no pre-season. It’s not been possible for us to practice anything really, since the pre-season of 19-20. That’s one thing,” Solskjaer added.
“I think the next step for the team, of course, is to get to a final, to win a trophy. I think that would give this group of players something extra.
“The motivation is there. I see it. The determination is there to improve all the time. I’ve seen before a catalyst for a team is often to win a trophy, to get over the line. That’s what we’re aiming to do at the end of the season,” he concluded.
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